|Posted : 06 Jan, 2016 22:07:36
Flyover may open to traffic in Mar
The first part of Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover from Holy Family Mor to Tejgaon Satrasta crossing is expected to be opened to traffic in March next.
Sources at the Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED) said the construction works on the first part of the flyover will be completed in February while the second part - from Mouchak to Bangla Motor -- in June and the third part -- from Kakrail to Rampura -- in December next.
The 8.7-km long flyover is being constructed in three parts to ease traffic congestion between the capital’s north and south zones.
The project has already failed its deadlines for a number of times and is likely to get extension by another 18 months to June 2017, with a fresh proposal of raising the overall project cost.
As of June 2015, the project witnessed about 49.47 per cent financial progress with Tk 3.82 billion being spent since the Local Government and Engineering Department started the work in February 2013.
Various reasons, including the addition of a 450-metre long component to the original plan of the flyover, changes in foundation design for utility services, increasing the number of pillars, installation of pot-bearing for earthquake resistance, and shock transmission unit during the construction, have caused the delay, said the officials.
Had the construction work been completed in due time, it would have been a great relief to the commuters as they have to face immense trouble for severe traffic congestions due to the dilapidated condition of roads caused by the project work, according to a news agency.
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